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Outdoors: PF&BC deliver over 15,000 fingerlings

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Last Thursday, the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission transported 15,800 brown and brook trout fingerlings from their Bellefonte Hatchery to the Lil’ Le-Hi Trout Nursery, located on Fish Hatchery Road in Allentown.

The latter is often referred to by many as the Lil’ Le-Hi fish hatchery, but it’s really not. A hatchery, by definition, hatches baby trout from eggs while a nursery receives the baby fish, feeds them and takes care of them while they grow to legal size to be stocked in area waters.

Zephs win recent lifting meet

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The Palmerton football team hosted its 14th annual Blue Bombers Invitational Weightlifting Meet in the high school gymnasium on Sunday, April 29.

A record 152 football players representing Palmerton, Tamaqua, Palisades, Souderton, William Allen, Marian Catholic, Northwest Area, Whitehall and Panther Valley high schools, along with their family members, friends, and coaches, packed the Palmerton High School gymnasium.

Article By: The Press

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Steel fights back for tie

Trailing by a goal, Bethlehem Steel FC fought back with a second-half strike to extend its unbeaten streak at home to eight, drawing North Carolina FC, 1-1.

Philadelphia Union midfielder Adam Najem provided the equalizing strike, offsetting a first half goal from North Carolina FC’s Marcel Kandziora. The goal was Najem’s second as a member of Steel FC and the fourth of his USL career. On the tying goal, Steel FC rookie Drew Skundrich collected his second assist in as many home games.

Coplay falls to Salisbury

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Coplay Legion baseball team had a good postseason run, advancing all the way to the quarterfinals before being ousted by Salisbury last Sunday evening.

Coplay had to play a single elimination game against Southern Lehigh to start the Leigh Valley Legion Baseball League playoffs. The 7-3 victory opened the gate to their second round game versus Lower Macungie where they were now facing double elimination. That was advantageous since they lost to Lower Macungie 10-4.

Steel loses unbeaten streak

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Bethlehem Steel FC saw its season-long five-match unbeaten streak come to an end on the road, falling on the road at rival Penn FC, 3-2.

Bethlehem jumped out to the early lead with a strike from Philadelphia Union midfielder Fabian Herbers in the 17th minute of play. The German international collected a pass from Santi Moar, spinning to his left and taking four touches before firing a right-footed shot pass Penn FC’s Romu Peiser. The assist was Moar’s 11th of his career, becoming the club’s all-time leader.

Kondikoff to coach Zephs this year

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With August marking the time when the Zephyr football team will officially reconvene to prepare for the upcoming fall season, a familiar face will occupy a new role when the pads start popping being the field house.

Justin Kondikoff was named as the head football coach in a June 11 press release, and will become the 17th person to lead the program since they began playing football in 1928.

Balliet Vikings will advance to states

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Balliet Vikings Connie Mack baseball team played near flawless ball Monday evening at Sammy Balliet Stadium in Coplay, and in doing so, shutout Salisbury 8-0 in the first round of the playoffs.

There was a five-way tie in the standings after the last game of the regular season, as five teams all had 12-6 records. Balliet was awarded the eighth seed and home game against the ninth seeded Falcons, who both had the same record.